Double overtime solved nothing.
The top two teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League fought to a stalemate on Saturday night.
First-place Soo Thunderbirds and second-seeded Kirkland Lake Gold Miners skated to a 3-3 double overtime draw at John Rhodes Community Centre.
Matthew MacKay — a call-up from the Soo Thunderbirds of the Great North Midget Hockey League — and fellow forwards Matt Pinder and Anthony Miller scored for the T-Birds, who improved to 28-4-6, good for 62 points, with the tie.
Jeremy Picard-Fiset, Zach Pease and Luc Soares scored for visiting Kirkland Lake, which is two points back of the Soo in the standings going into a road tilt at Blind River today.
PHOTO: Soo Thunderbirds captain Anthony Miller battles for the puck during NOJHL action versus the visiting Kirkland Lake Gold Miners on Saturday night. (Photo by Ali Pearson.)